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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Prizes for best sods of turf among highlights at Boyle Show

Boyle Summer Show

In this article, a spokesperson for Boyle Summer Show previews this year’s event.

The 14th annual Boyle Summer Show will take place once again on Sunday, August 13th next at Abbeytown Boyle from 11 am to 5 pm. Parking will be available locally on the day.

The hardworking show committee has been very busy organising a wonderful day out for the entire community.

The show’s schedule will be similar to recent years with some new additions. The very popular Fuinseog games as well as Konor Halpin’s Juggling and Diablo will be back again.

The committee looks forward to welcoming Maria Carlton Style Counsellor for her first visit to the show. Maria will be here on the day to offer advice on what best to wear, what colours, shapes and styles suit you best.

She will also advise on the best basics for any wardrobe and how to mix and match outfits to get the best wear out of them – this is not to be missed.

Dressage is also new on the agenda this year, along with our very popular pony jumping competitions.

There are three dressage categories to enter – Introduction – walk and trot/preliminary and novice. The best turned-out pony will pick up a prize.

There are numerous categories to enter in the marquee – vegetables, horticulture, baking, photography, arts, and crafts.

We will also be on the lookout for the best 6 sods of black or brown turf and do not forget to bring along your longest sod as it may even win you a prize.

Entries can be dropped off between 9 and 11 am on the morning of the show. If possible, have the entry form filled out (available with the booklet or on our Facebook page) – as this will save time when dropping off items.


We are not forgetting our junior members who can also enter many competitions and win rosettes as well as money prizes.

We welcome little elves, fairies, and pixies along and the best dressed will win a prize.

Our very popular dog show will once again take place with 21 categories to choose from. The competition will be held under canvas, so whatever the weather is like, it will not be an issue.

Music will be provided on the day by two well-known and popular music providers – Adam Daly and DJ Stan Walsh.

The committee is very grateful to Minister Heather Humphries & The Department of Rural and Community Development for their financial assistance, the ISA (Irish Shows Association) and everyone who sponsors the show.

A special word of thanks and gratitude to all the volunteers who assist on the day and to everyone who helps us.

Without you, the show could not go on. Offers of help and support are always gratefully appreciated and accepted.

Adults €5 each and children up to the age of 12 go free.

The committee looks forward to welcoming everyone on the day and do not forget to enter the competitions – give them a go – you may well go home with a prize and a rosette.


  • Pony Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Stalls
  • Family Activities
  • Photography
  • Art and Crafts
  • Baking
  • Sewing/Embroidery
  • Fancy Dress
  • Little Pixie/Fairy/Elf
  • Upcycling/Recycling
  • Horticulture/Vegetables
  • Games
  • Glamorous Granny/Grandad
  • Juggling/Diabolo
  • Dog Show
  • Style Advisor
  • Fun for all the family
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